Chelsea manager Antonio Conte’s training sessions are ‘back-breaking’, says Fabio Quagliarella.
The winger won three Serie A titles under the Italian at Juventus from 2011-201 and hailed the coach’s tactical work as ‘phenomenal’.
Blues players will not be getting away with cutting corners or half-hearted efforts in practice under the 47-year-old who reportedly gets angry ‘very, very often’ during the sessions.
“With Conte, it was back-breaking both in training and games,” Quagliarella told Mediaset television.
“The intensity was so high and you could see that also in our games.
“He is phenomenal in the way he prepares you tactically.
“There were a lot of rules to adhere to – if he gave us a day off, we weren’t allowed out of Turin.
“He got angry very often – very, very often.”
Conte has made a good start to life at Stamford Bridge, leading them to sitting fourth in the Premier League table with 22 points from their opening 10 games.
His strategically imposing practice sessions seem to have had a good effect on the squad, with the team switching to an usual 3-4-3 formation to boost their form even more in recent weeks.
By Drew Darbyshire (@DarbySports)